Homebrewed by Design: Pairing Homebrewers with Graphic Designers


In the three years I've been homebrewing, I've made about 15 different beers. I started with extract and graduated to all-grain. However, unlike most homebrewers, I've never kegged my beer and have always bottled it. I also never made the effort to design labels. I guess I've always focused on making and drinking the beer. I think it's about time I made some labels! 

I just learned about a new beer pairing event.  Instead of pairing beer with food, twenty Portland-area homebrewers will be paired with graphic designers who will create unique labels for each beer. The beer and labels will be shared with the public on October 10, as part of Design Week Portland.

For more details, and the event application, check out the links below. It sounds like fun! I think I may enter. With a little luck, my first beer label will be designed by a pro!


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Home Brewed By Design
Call for Participating Homebrewers
Design Week Portland


Homebrewed By Design
Homebrewed by Design is an event that pairs aspiring homebrewers with independent graphic designers in Portland to design them a label for their beer. We are currently on the lookout for twenty Portland-based homebrewers who would like to take part in a special event for Design Week Portland. Participating homebrewers will receive printed labels for their brews. The beers and labels will be shared with the public during on October 10th at One Grand Gallery as part of Design Week Portland. 

If you are a homebrewer in Portland and would like a chance to be a part of this program, please read through and fill out our application by the August 20th deadline. You can also find the application on our Facebook page and/or email us at homebrewedbydesign@gmail.com. 

Sponsorship Information
Labels provided by Rose City Labels: http://labelprintingportland.com/
The event is part of Design Week Portland: http://designweekportland.com/
The reception is at One Grand Gallery: http://www.onegrandgallery.com/ 

Home Brewed By Design links:
The homebrewer application form: http://bit.ly/homebrewed
Home Brewed By Design on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/homebrewedbydesign
Home Brewed By Design email: homebrewedbydesign@gmail.com 

About the people behind Home Brewed By Design
Home Brewed By Design is organized by Portlanders Jason Sturgill and Eric Steen. Jason is an artist, designer and educator with a background in advertising, graphic design and curatorial. He has worked with the likes of Wieden+Kennedy, Nike, Laika, Dark Horse Comics, and Modernista. Eric Steen moved back to Oregon after three years of teaching community arts and directing the Colorado based site Focus on the Beer. He has organized beer programming in Portland including Art & Beer, Beers Made By Walking, and a number of events for Portland Beer Week.

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